Matthew Steven LeBlanc, famously known for his role as Joey Tribbiani, is an American actor. He was born on July 25, 1967. The actor spent his childhood years in Newton, Massachusetts, with his parents. Matt's father is French-Canadian, while his mother is Italian.
The actor completed his education from the 1859 established, Newton High School. Matt knew that he wanted to become an actor, and thus he settled in New York at the age of seventeen. His acting career began with a Heinz ketchup advertisement.
During his initial years in the field of acting, Matt featured in many television shows. He acted in the American drama series, "TV 101." The actor also starred in "Married.... with Children," "Top of the Heap," and "Vinnie and Bobby," some popular television series of the USA Network.
Matt also featured in a few music videos, including, "Miracle," "Say it isn't so," by Jon Bon Jovi; "Walk Away," by Alanis, and "Night Moves," by Bob Seger. The year 1994 changed Matt's life forever. In 1994, NBC introduced a new Comedy series, titled, "FRIENDS." LeBlanc acquired the role of Joey Tribbiani in the Ensemble show.
Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer were his co-stars on the series. Matt's role in the show was of a young, handsome struggling actor, who had his way with the ladies. The character was written as a sidekick, but Matt's performance received so much love and fame, that he became an equally important part of the show, as the other characters.
After the completion of Season one of the most-loved show, Matt became the "How You Doin?" guy. Every teenage girl was gushing over him, in fact still does. The ten season of "FRIENDS," made Matt one of the highest paid television actors.
Matt received the Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of Joey. Meanwhile, he acted in a numbered films, titled, "Ed," "Lookin' Italian," "Lost In Space," "Love Sick," "Charlie’s Angels," and "Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle." With the last season of "FRIENDS," in 2004, came an end of an era.
For two years, he starred in a show titled, "Joey." The actor later featured in the BBC sitcom, "
." Matt's next big break came with 2011, "Episodes," a television series in which he plays the part of his fictionalized self.
The actor received three nominations for the Emmy Awards, and won a Golden Globe award for his role in "Episodes." In 2016, Matt appeared in the CBS series, "Man With A Plan." In his personal life, he married McKnight in 2003. They had a daughter named, Marisa, a year after their marriage. The two of them got separated in 2006, due to some irreconcilable circumstances.
After their split, the actor began dating Andrea Anderson. Matt LeBlanc is an actor who achieved immense fame and fortune through his role as Joey Tribbiani. He is one of the most loved actors. In 2000, the People Magazine listed him as one of the fifty most beautiful people. He has been a part the greatest Comedy series of all time, and he will continue to be the "How You Doin?" guy, for all the generations to come.
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Matt LeBlanc is an American actor, and comedian. Not only that, he is also a television host, and producer. He was born in Newton, Massachusetts. His father is of French-Canadian descent while his mother is an American with Italian ancestry. He is widely known for reprising his role of Joey Tribbiani on the famous sitcom, Friends. Since 2016, he has started to host BBC series Top Gear and additionally portrays Adam Burns in the sitcom Man with a Plan. His 1st stint with media was in 1987 when he appeared in a television commercial for Heinz Tomato Ketchup. He also starred in some music videos such as Jon Bon Jovi’s ‘Miracle,’ Alanis Morrisette’s ‘Walk Away,’ to name a few.
Though, his first success came when he portrayed the role of Joey for ten years in the popular sitcom Friends. For his performance, he received 3 Golden Globe nominations and 1 Screen Actors Guild Award. During that time, he also acted in movies such as Ed (1996), Charlie’s Angels (2000), and its sequel as well. Matt married an American model, Melissa McKnight in 2003 but the couple separated in 2006. The couple had a daughter. He also starred in the TV series Joey, reprising his role from Friends. Joey, the TV series was a spinoff of Friends, wherein he played Joey who was a struggling Hollywood actor.
The show didn’t do well and was not accepted by the audience, so it got canceled mid-season in 2006. His favorite hobbies include parachute jumping, car racing, and photography. He loved car racing so much that he once raced
in an episode of BBC’s Top Gear and defeated him in the race. He is wise in his real life as compared to the character he portrayed in Friends. One interesting trivia about him is that he is the only one from the Friends cast who hasn’t appeared in the show ‘
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